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Lakers forward Ron Artest was suspended one game without pay for his foul on Mavericks guard Jose Juan Barea in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals series against Dallas.
With 24.4 seconds left in the Mavericks’ 93-81 win over the Lakers, Artest reached out with his right hand and grabbed Barea by the face and essentially clotheslined him. Artest was immediately ejected after picking up his second technical foul.

The foul was classified a flagrant foul 2. Artest was out of position and had to run through Odom to get to Barea, who took a minute to recover before making two free throws to seal the Mavs’ victory.

Artest will miss Friday’s Game 3 in Dallas, with the Mavericks leading the best-of-seven series 2-0.
“I have no reaction,” Artest said after Thursday’s practice. “I’m ready to move forward and play basketball.”

Barea agreed with the league’s decision Thursday.

“I think one game is fine,” Barea said during an appearance on ESPN 103.3’s Galloway and Company. “The league didn’t like that it was to the face and it was after the play was called. That’s never going to be good with the league. They’re making a point and he was suspended for one game.”

Lakers coach Phil Jackson said Thursday he had not spoken to Artest regarding the suspension, but the Lakers planned to petition the league to rescind the first technical Artest was called for with 3:32 to go in the second quarter after he had been called for a personal foul on Tyson Chandler.

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